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Department of Physiology

Recent Publication

Books

Prof. Susirith Mendis, "History of Ruhuna Medical Faculty 1980-2005" published by the Faculty of Medicine, University of Ruhuna as a commemorative publication of its 25`'' anniversary. January 2006.

Articles in Scientific Journals

Kommalage M, Gunawardena S. IT-based activity in physiology education: an experience from a developing country. Adv Physiol Educ. 2008 Mar;32(1):81-5.

Kommalage M, Gunawardena S. Feasibility of introducing information technology-based activities into medical curricula in developing countries. Med Educ. 2008 Jan;42(1):113.

K. M. Hallam, I. Edirisinghe, U. B. R. Balasuriya, S. Gunawardena,E. M. Bravo, K. Ravi and C. T. Kappagoda. Effects of mitral regurgitation on the reflex diuresis to pulmonary lymphatic obstruction in rabbits. Experimental Lung Research, 33:259275, 2007

Lenora J, Ivaska KK, Obrant KJ, Gerdhem P. Prediction of bone loss using biochemical markers of bone turnover.Osteoporos Int. 2007 Sep;18(9):1297-305.

Lekamwasam S, Lenora J. Age-related trends in hip geometry in Sri Lankan women: a cross-sectional study. J Bone Miner Metab. 2007; 25(6):431-5.

Rabelink TJ, Wijewickrama DC, de Koning EJ Peritubular endothelium: the Achilles heel of the kidney? Kidney Int. 2007 Oct; 72(8):926-30.

Sarath Lekamwasam. Janaka Lenora. Association between tooth loss and bone mineral density among women: a cross-sectional survey. Ceylon Medical Journal

Kappagoda CT, Gunawardena S, Milo Bravo. Effects of mitral regurgitation on the reflex diuresis to pulmonary lymphatic obstruction in rabbits. (Accepted for publication by Experimental Physiology).

Perera B, Devasiri V, Mendis S, Punchihewa G. (2006) Incorporating social, behavioural and ethical components in medical curricula: the need and the challenges. Galle Medical Journal 11(1): 19-22

Kommalage M, Hoglund AU. Involvement of spinal GABA receptors in the regulation of intraspinal acetylcholine release. Eur J Pharmacol. 2005 Nov 21;525(1-3):69-73. Epub 2005 Nov 16.

Kommalage M, Hoglund AU. Involvement of spinal serotonin receptors in the regulation of intraspinal acetylcholine release. Eur J Pharmacol. 2005 Feb 21;509(2-3):127-34.

Abelson KS, Kommalage M, Hoglund AU. Spinal cholinergic involvement after treatment with aspirin and paracetamol in rats. Neurosci Lett. 2004 Sep 16;368(1):116-20.

Kommalage M, Hoglund AU. (+/-) Epibatidine increases acetylcholine release partly through an action on muscarinic receptors. Basic Clin Pharmacol Toxicol. 2004 May;94(5):238-44.

Kommalage M, Hoglund AU. Nicotinic acetylcholinergic receptors regulate the intraspinal release of acetylcholine in male rats. Pharmacol Toxicol. 2003 Oct;93(4):169-73.

Abstracts

Somasiri KG, Viraj Rohana AM, Thabrew WIA, Shyamali DSHA. Does regular practice of leisure activities reduce the perceived stress in medical students? The Galle Medical Journal 2007 Sept. 12(1): 83-84.

Lukshmy M. Hettihewa, Lalith P. Dharmasiri, Chamil D. Ariyaratne, Sudheera S. Jayasinghe, Thilak P. Weerarathna, Imendra G. Kotapola. Correlation between BMI and insulin resistance in type 2 diabetes mellitus patients on pioglitazone treatment. The Galle Medical Journal 2007 Sept. 12(1):85.

Mahinda Kommalage, Sampath Gunawardena. Unequal IT knowledge among medical undergraduates: inequality starts at School level. The Galle Medical Journal 2007 Sept. 12(1):84.

Mahinda Kommalage, Anoj Thabrew. Composition of Sri Lankan health websites. The Galle Medical Journal 2007 Sept. 12(1):88.

Anula D. Nanayakkara, Alex Habel, ALS Mendis, Harendra de Silva. Preliminary study of determination of bone age in a group of healthy Sri Lankans. Proceedings of the 12th Asia Pacific Congress of Paediatrics and 2nd Asia-Pacific Congress of Paediatric Nursing Vol. 1 (Issue 1): 66 (Held in Colombo from 12th-15th March, 2007)

J. Lenora, K. Norregren, O. Thorssan, P. Wollmer, KJ Obrant, KK Ivaska. Total skeletal uptake of 99m-Tc methylene diphosphonate is correlated to biochemical markers of bone turnover. (Oral presentation at Baltic Bone and Cartilage Conference, Tartu, Estonia, 5th-8th Sept. 2007)

KK Ivaska, J. Lenora, P. Gerdhem, K Akesson, HK Vaananen, KJ Obrant. Consecutiveassessment of bone metabolism improves decision making for identifying women with risk of develping osteoporosis. (Oral presentation at Baltic Bone and Cartilage Conference, Tartu, Estonia, 5th-8th Sept. 2007)

Prof. Susirith Mendis, Dr. K.G. Somasiri, Dr. A.D. Nanayakkara, Dr. Sampath Gunawardena, Dr. K.G. Imendra, Dr. K.D. Mahinda, Dr. D.C. Wijewickrama, Dr. S. P. liewawasam, (?_OOG) Designing a poster on a Physiology topic as at) active learning experience. Proceedings of the Annual Academic Sessions of the Physiological Society of Sri Lanka, November 2006: 20

C. K. Bodhinayake, K. G. Somasiri, S. Gunawardena, D. C.-Wijewickrama, C. Senadheera, P. Dissanayake. (2006) Administrative, interpersonal and managerial skills of intern house officers as perceived by the patient care team. The Galle Medical Journal 11.1: 75-76

3 Anula D. Nanayakkara, Alex Habel, Susirith Mendis, Harendra de Silva. Preliminary study of bone age of healthy Sri Lankans in comparison to international standards. Asia Pacific Congress of Paediatrics - 2006 (Accepted for presentation in 2006 but the congress is postponed to March 2007).

Anula D. Nanayakkara, Alex Habel, Susirith Mendis, Harendra de Silva. (2006) Preliminary comparative study of bone age of a group of healthy Sri Lankans with those affected with cleft lip and/or cleft palate. Conference Manual of 5th triennial meeting of the Commonwealth Dental Association. 73-74

K. G. Somasiri. A J P M Jayawardene. Sampath Gunawardena.: K. G. Imendra. Perceived stress,: pulse and blood pressure in a batch of .medical students before fibs 2nd MBBS examination and a batch after 2nd MBBS examination.. Annual Academic Sessions of the Kandy Society of Medicine, Feb. 2005. Page 73

K. D. Pathirana, K. G. Somasiri, R. P. Bandusiri, L. S. Basnayaka, P G L. C Liyanage. Quality of life in patients opted for Botulinum Toxin injections for hemi-facial spasms. 38th Annual Academic Sessions Ceylon College of Physicians 291h Sep. 2005_ Page 38


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